Table of Contents

Cover Story

The fewer and the proud

by John Dawson

Cover Story | Anxious parents, wartime funk, and anti-war counter-recruiters may lower the numbers, but at boot camp the recruits are raring to go to war

In this issue: "The fewer and the proud," April 23, 2005

Features

No want of a nail

By John Dawson

Politics | House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is a scandalmonger's dream

Roots of genocide

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Richard Weikart on how Hitler was Darwin's ideological grandson

Tsunami turnabout

By Priya Abraham

Disaster | Indonesian islanders who escaped December's disaster are still shaking from spring quakes

Moving pictures

Moving pictures

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | Young mothers describe how ultrasound technology persuaded them to choose life for their children

Porn again

Porn again

By Mark Bergin

Feature | XXX masters of duplicity preach purity in the pulpit while hiding prurient practices at the computer screen

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

Iraq President Bush traveled to Fort Hood, Texas, the largest U.S. military base, to mark the two-year anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime and…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Hard drive On April 7, an Anchorage, Alaska, man drove his car up over a sidewalk and rammed it into a wall at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) building.

Quotables

By The Editors

"There is no doubt in my mind there is a living God. And no doubt in my mind that Lord, Christ, was sent by the Almighty." President George W. Bush to…

Showdown

By Hugh Hewitt

It's unsure how some Senate Republicans will vote on ending the filibuster of Bush's judicial nominees

Reviews

Sahara

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | It's easy to compare Sahara to last year's surprisingly successful National Treasure, but Sahara becomes increasingly unhinged as the story progresses

Revelations

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Even as a thriller, the TV show Revelations falls far short of the Book

Strange Days

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | New National Geographic series shows the unintended consequences when human beings throw one element out of whack

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The five bestselling classical albums according to Billboard, April 2

How firm a foundation?

By Edward E. Plowman

Culture | The ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State are challenging government funding of faith-based community-service programs

Notebook

Fighting Tiger

By John Dawson

Sports | A masterful shot gives Tiger Woods a fourth victory at Augusta

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Parachute packers

By Marvin Olasky

Without them there are no safe and happy landings

Beggar's morsel

By Andrée Seu

A discerning way to run toward the homeless instead of away

Pros and cons

By Joel Belz

Conservatism in a new pope is both a positive and a negative

The Catholic moment

By Gene Edward Veith

What evangelicals can learn from the lavish coverage of John Paul II

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